I don’t even want to know if that’s a semi-automatic butt baton in Chevy Chase’s hand. But judging by that outfit he’s wearing….
Everybody on the set of Community was sent home early yesterday after Chevy Chase threw another one of his signature rants. Even though Chevy’s arch rival Dan Harmon was put on the curb a long time ago, Clark Griswold is still not happy about the way things are going on Community. TVLine says that while shooting a scene with his cast mates including Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown, Chevy nearly blew his nipples off while screaming about how his character has gone from bigot to BIGOT with a capital everything. Chevy didn’t like some of the words on the page and dropped the n-word from his tongue during his rant. Deadline has a few more details about this mess:
After getting fed more lines he found offensive during a scene yesterday, I hear he snapped and launched the tirade, airing his frustration and suggesting that the way things with Pierce are going, he may next be asked to call Troy (Glover) or Shirley (Brown) the N-Word. I hear the outburst upset the cast. Chase later apologized. The racial content of his tirade does appear out of character for Chase, who once marched in the civil rights movement, but the blowup itself is not. Chase is known for having a short fuse and storming off the set of Community in the middle of a scene if he is not happy with the script.
Meanwhile, the writers and producers of Community made a mental note to themselves: “If we really want to get rid of Chevy Chase by making him explode out of the ceiling of the studio, make his character say the n-word while wearing an ‘I Heart Dan Harmon’ crop top tank.”